What Happened on March 27, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Historic CommunicationTenerife Airport Disaster

583 die in aviation's worst ever disaster when two Boeing 747s collide at Tenerife airport in Spain
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  • American tennis star Chris Evert wins her 4th and final WTA Tour Championship 2–6, 6–1, 6–1 against England's Sue Barker at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Bergeijk, Netherlands
  • Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, dies at 89